Gadiara

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Gadiara
village
Gadiara is located in West Bengal
Gadiara
Gadiara
Location in West Bengal, India
Coordinates: 22°13′N 88°03′E / 22.22°N 88.05°E / 22.22; 88.05Coordinates: 22°13′N 88°03′E / 22.22°N 88.05°E / 22.22; 88.05
Country  India
State West Bengal
District Howrah
Languages
 • Official BengaliEnglish
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Nearest city Howrah, Kolkata
Lok Sabha constituency Uluberia
Vidhan Sabha constituency Shyampur
Website howrah.gov.in

Gadiara is a village in Howrah District of West Bengal, India. This place is the point of convergence of the Damodar, the Rupnarayan and the Hoogli rivers. Gadiara is a popular picnic and daytrip spot for locals and tourists alike.

Sunset at Gadiara

History[edit]

It is hardly 80–90 km from Calcutta and there are frequent bus services both private and state-owned (CSTC), from Esplanade, Kolkata. There is an old dilapidated fort, Fort Mornington, built by Lord Clive in Gadiara. The fort was heavily damaged during the devastating flood in 1942. There is a small lighthouse installed in Gadiara.

Geography[edit]

Visitors can enjoy boating in the Rupnarayan river. Both sunrise and sunset in Gadiara are really worth seeing because of its vast waterfront resembling a sea. But, today, the calm and quietness of Gadiara is gradually disappearing and becoming congested. There are regular ferry services to the other side of the river i.e., to Geonkhali in Midnapore and to Nurpur in 24-Parganas.

Gadiara is located at 22°13′N 88°03′E / 22.22°N 88.05°E / 22.22; 88.05.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yahoo maps location of Gadiara". Yahoo maps. Retrieved 2008-12-30.